Supper with D H Lawrence

Supper with D H Lawrence Sponsor Michael Bell Edgbaston Golf Club Thursday 28th October 2021 Our sponsor for the evening was Michael Bell, Professor Emeritus in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Michael has a special interest in Lawrence and was well placed to sponsor a very special ‘live’ evening, albeit…

Fish Sauce at the Roman Table

Fish Sauce at the Roman Table Date: Saturday 12th March 2021 Venue: via Zoom Sponsor: Sally Grainger assisted by Dr Christopher Grocock Bucklanders gathered, via the use of 21st century technology, to study one of the lesser appreciated wonders of the ancient world of the Roman empire. On this occasion the hard grafting was done…

Palestinian Cook-along from Gaza

Palestinian Cook-along from Gaza Date: Sunday 17th January 2021 Venue: via Zoom Sponsor: Reem Abuwaarda   Upwards of thirty-five members, plus assorted family & friends, gathered online for the Club’s second zoom cook-along. Our sponsor & mentor was Reem Abuwaarda who was taking an enforced break, due to Covid-19 restrictions, from running the highly respected Cafe…

Cookery Masterclass with Lajina Masala

Saturday 10th October 2020 Venue: On Line Sponsor: Lajina Masala Cookery Masterclass via Zoom With the country still in the grips of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic an autumn dinner was always unlikely. Bucklanders are a hardy bunch, but rarely foolhardy, so an alternative arrangement was required. This materialised in the persona of Lajina Masala a…

Lebanese Dinner

Date: Thursday 20th February Venue: Edgbaston Golf Club Sponsor: Anissa Helou assisted by Elliott O’Mara Lebanese Dinner Buckland Club members and guests were treated to a real feast when they met in late February at EGC. For many it came as no surprise, since Feast is the title of award winning author and chef Anissa…

1940’s Dinner

Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019 Venue: Edgbaston Golf Club Sponsor: John Townrow Minutes of the 1940’s Dinner Back to the cosy confines of Edgbaston Golf Club for our 1940’s meal. Stepping through the doors it seemed as if I had been transported back in time with several land girls and a smattering of army personnel…

Harlan Walker’s Memorial Lunch

Venue: St.Catherine’s College Oxford, Date: 11thJuly 2019 Minutes of the Lunch Some fifty people, family and friends of Harlan, fellow members of the Buckland Club and Oxford Food symposiasts, gathered to remember Harlan, in the gardens of St.Catz. Dr Allan Chapman engagingly related tales of William Buckland and his eccentric family, including Frank, his son,…

A Maastricht Dinner

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019 Venue: Staff House, University of Birmingham Sponsor: George Morris Minutes of a Maastricht Dinner Back to Staff House for the Maastricht Dinner, mainly it would seem as they have a video projector. I would suggest that we buy a Buckland slide projector and go analogue for future audio visual presentations…

A Korean Dinner

Date: Thursday 18th October 2018 Sponsor: Rowan Beard Venue: Miss Korea, Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham Minutes of the Evening Ahn Nyong Seyo (Hello) Jo do han koo go rul jo gum bake motam nida (I only speak a little Korean) Jwe song hahm nida (I’m sorry) This might be a little confusing for those of you…

An Italian Fine Wine Dinner

Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018 Sponsor: Professor David London Venue: Staff House, University of Birmingham   Minutes of the Evening Italia! Italia! Made for Bacchanalian pleasures; a land of abundant wine and truffles; permanently illuminated by a beneficent sun, where the pleasure principle informs every aspect of life; the land of chiaroscuro. “Cup, Jar, you…